Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Lack of sleep can cause psychiatric disorders

Lack of sleep has been linked to all sorts of health problems, from immune system disorders to weight gain and even psychiatric disorders.


A great way to naturally promote sound sleep is good old-fashioned exercise. And it doesn't have to be strenuous, either. I've heard more than a few folks swear by their daily one-hour walk—that without it, they'd soon go back to having trouble sleeping at night.

Green tea can also help promote sound sleep—especially if you're currently a java junkie. That's because green tea has much less caffeine than coffee (about two-thirds less). Green tea also contains theanine, which promotes relaxation and generally positive feelings.

For those who are highly sensitive to caffeine, I suggest trying our hojicha (roasted green tea), which has about a third of the caffeine as ordinary green tea.

Don't let this happen to you.

—Mellow Monk

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